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automobile-automotive-autumn-228094-300x200Johnathon Dujuan Thompson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested on DUI charges following a fatal crash that caused the death of Andy Jackson Sanford of Brandon.

Thompson, 39, is charged with DUI, leaving the scene of a crash, and driving with a suspended license. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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supreme-court-546279_1920-300x195In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court yesterday ruled the Constitution bars the use of “excessive fines” by states. This decision has the potential to dramatically change the way civil asset forfeiture is used by law enforcement agencies across the country.

Civil asset forfeiture is the process where law enforcement may take an individual’s property, cash, vehicle, or any other asset if that asset is suspected of being used in a crime. In most states, it is relatively simple for police to take an individual’s property but hard for innocent owners to get their property back.
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taxi-2118183_1920-300x185Two owners of transport and taxi companies in northern New York state have pleaded guilty to various fraud charges, including workers’ compensation and Medicaid fraud. These pleas are the latest developments in a two-year investigation into fraud led by the New York State Police in the Capital and Adirondack regions of the state.

Arshad Nazir, age 54, of Plattsburg is the owner of Capital Medallion, which does business under the name Avalanche Taxi. Nazir pleaded guilty to the federal felonies of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and to Pay Healthcare Kickbacks and Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud. As part of his plea agreement, at a later date, Nazir will also plead guilty to charges leveled by the state—Failure to Secure Workers’ Compensation and Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. Nazir will be sentenced on June 18. He faces a fine of up to $250,000 and ten years in prison.
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action-adult-bird-6050-300x200Terrence Devon Wilkins of Boynton Beach, Florida was arrested on Valentine’s Day for allegedly inappropriately touching a teenage girl and giving her a hickey.

Wilkins, 28, is charged with lewd or lascivious battery on a victim ages 12 to 16. He is being held without bond at Palm Beach County’s Main Detention Center. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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boys-childhood-children-551581-300x200Colin Edward McLean of Hollywood, Florida was arrested on February 6 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl and a 3-month-old baby girl.

McLean is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a minor and sexual assault on a minor. He is being held without bond. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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